Our neat buddies at YATTAR JAPAN bring us a massive look at otaku treats from the recent 54th All Japan Model & Hobby Show. Check out new items on the horizon from Bandai, Tamiya, and Tokyo Marui after the jump!
Crunchy News editor Patrick Macias and J-pop fun site MTV81 conclude their recent round of live event reportage in Tokyo with a look at the whirlwind all night club event known as THE BLOCK PARADE. Enjoy after the jump!
News editor in chief Patrick Macias and J-pop entertainment site MTV81 kick off a round of live event reports with a look at the music, fashion, and food-a-thon known as the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL. Get a eyeful after the jump!
As reported, a feature film adaptation of the summer 2014 TV anime Pri-Para is already in the works for a spring 2015 release. Avex Pictures today posted a 15-second teaser for the film and an announcement video for its Christmas live event scheduled in December. Check the clips after the jump.
Following the first event in March, Diver City Tokyo Plaza in Odaiba, Tokyo, is now holding the second projection-mapping show featuring its famous 18m-tall RX-78-2 Gundam standing in front of the building, titled "G-Party 35 Rise!." Check The Japan Times' video report after the jump.
News editor in chief Patrick Macias continues his journey into the Tokyo underground in pursuit of the new Anison (“anime song”) club scene. Read his report and watch video from the event known as "Heavy Pop" after the jump!
News honcho Patrick Macias continues his series of reports on Tokyo’s cutting edge anime song, or “anison”, club scene. Check out some wild pics and watch exclusive video footage after the jump!
News honcho Patrick Macias begins a new series of trademark underground Tokyo reportage with a trip to a wild all-night anime, Vocaloid, and cosplay party. Get into the groove of AniLOVE!! after the jump!
During his 10-day trip to six European countries, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the "Evangelion and Japanese Swords" exhibition held in Paris on May 5. After gaining reputation throughout Japan, the exhibition has been invited to France and Spain. Hit the jump for more details.
PEACH-PIT, the manga artist unit of Rozen Maiden and Shugo Chara!, has supported "Ashiya Ningyou Kanshasai" (Ashiya Dolls Thanks Festival) in Ashiya-cho, Fukuoka Prefecture, by donating their original character Komari. This year's festival offers a cider bottle with her illustration label. Check the details after the jump.
Following the success of the first bus started its operation last August, a Tokyo-based bus company Kokusai Kogyo has added two more wrapping buses decorated with the Encouragement of Climb characters this spring. Check the photo report of the departing ceremony held on April 29 after the jump!
After a four and half year hiatus, the latest/10th volume of Rei Hiroe's gun action-featured manga Black Lagoon will be finally available in Japan on May 19. In commemoration of the long-awaited release, Shooting Bar EA in Tokyo will hold a collaboration event from May 21 to June 16. Hit the jump for more information.
Metropolitan Police Department will hold a traffic safety promotional event for motorcycle riders in Okutama, Tokyo, on May 4. For the third time, Mimana Orimoto's motorcycle/high school girls-themed manga Bakuon!! will support the event with various goods and exhibits. Hit the jump for more details.
J-fashion model and designer Ayumi Seto recently breezed through San Francisco for the Cherry Blossom Festival. We talked about her new Batty Girls brand, her love of American junk culture, the state of Harajuku, and some very tasty burgers. Read on after the jump!